Yet another colleague and friend has fallen to the lifetime commitment of parenthood and is preparing to give birth any day now to a baby boy. This lovely lady is a joy to work with and so I said I would to love to make her baby a quilt. I had already made up a quilt top of crosses (look here) for her upon hearing of her pregnancy but later found out that she was having a boy, so I deemed it not suitable.
Hand printed fabric ..hand carved lino print monkey
I've dragged out my hand printed fabrics with the view to utilising grey and blue colour scheme and the monkey print. I had thought of making chevrons in grey and blue interspersed with a monkey print here and there but gave up on that idea fairly quickly - another day when I have more time.
So a simple square framed by a border is an easy and quicker quilt to make.
The thistle print actually looks really effective cut up in the quilt
Some left over lotus flower print
A naturally dyed square of grey material from eucalyptus leaves and iron
So it is a little darker than I would have envisioned for a baby but I think it would be utilised more of a lap quilt.
It certainly is unique and a one of a kind quilt.
I will grab a better photo tomorrow in the daylight hours, once again doing my photography at night!